- Dog ID: 16-056
- Adoption Date: 11/25/2016
March 28th, 2017:
Nutmeg has been a great addition to our family. She always makes us laugh and of course keeps up on our toes with her puppy behavior. She absolutely loves playing and hanging out in our fenced in back yard with her golden brother. She still finds trouble from time to time but after all she is still puppy. She immediately bonded with our other golden and they can play for hours and never get tired, and she always has to know where her canine brother is. She even has playdates with some canine buddies, so all 4 of them can run and chase, she is in heaven! Aside from playing or hanging out in the backyard, I think riding in the car is her next favorite thing to do. She is super smart so training is a must with her. She quickly learned to shake or spin for a treat and of course she knows all the basic commands as well. She has gotten much better with her leash walking and no more biting and tugging on the leash, yeah!!!! She gets 2-3 walks a day depending on the weather and lots of play time to burn off that puppy energy. She was a little skiddish around things that were unfamiliar to her but not much bothers her anymore. She can be vocal when she wants something but is learning that barking does not get her what she wants so she generally gives up. We can’t wait until the weather gets nicer and we can take the dogs hiking out at the lake, I am sure she will love that! She is a super sweet girl that loves all the attention she has been getting from young and old!
November 25th, 2016:
Nutmeg went to her forever home on Thanksgiving. She will be with a family who has no children in the home. Her new home has a fenced in yard, a cat, and an older golden retriever to keep her busy. She is expecting lots of walks and can't wait to get up to that cabin up north. More later as she learns more about her new home and forever family.
November 7th, 2016:
Nutmeg was awesome on the two leg journey after her assessment. Not a peep out of this gal who was wondering where the journey would end. After arriving at her foster home and the routine “getting to know you” time, Nutmeg was introduced to the resident golden and her new surroundings. She loved the fenced in yard and enjoyed a campfire before settling in for the night…again, without a peep.
We had a great 3 mile walk and she walked like a champion with very little leash pulling and did very well with leash correction. There was even a band of about 5 motorcycles at about mile 2 where we thought we might lose her but with a little leash correction and encouragement she did really well with the noise they create as they went by. We played “through dogs ears” for her right after putting her in the kennel for the night and she did not make a noise all night long. She played ball last night in the yard last night and this morning when we let her out I said “where is your ball,” and she grabbed it and brought it to me. Nutmeg was very hesitant with stairs but got the hang of them now and is enjoying exploring the whole house. She is definitely one very smart cookie. Right now Nutmeg is on antibiotics for an infection after her spay, but she should be ready for her vet visit in about two weeks.